MOTORISTS have been advised to take care on coastal roads ahead of possible localised flooding.
The Met Office has forecast showers tonight (Tuesday) and further, possibly heavier downpours tomorrow a police spokesman said.
Coupled with high winds and high tides around lunchtime, there is the potential for flooding around coastal areas.
Police have warned drivers to take care and issued the following advice:
• Driving in rain means a driver’s stopping distance will double on a wet road.
• Motorists should ensure that they maintain a safe distance and slow to a safe speed, as there will be a reduction in tyre grip.
• If steering is suddenly unresponsive then it probably means that water is preventing the tyres from gripping the road surface properly, so brake slowly and gently in order to slow down.
• Rain and spray from other vehicles may make it difficult to see and be seen. Drivers should therefore keep well back from the vehicle in front, and maintain a safe distance.
• On flooded roads, don’t attempt to cross the water if it is too deep. If you must cross, drive slowly in first gear and keep the engine speed high to help prevent stalling.
• Avoid the deepest water, normally nearest the curb, and remember to test your brakes after you drive through water by pressing down on the brake pedal gently.